Pickup driver fails to defrost windshield, drives into semi truck

Idaho State Police reported that a driver of a pick up truck neglected to defrost her windshield before running a stop sign and T-boning a semi earlier this week.

According to KXLY, the accident happened around 1:10 pm on Monday,  Feb. 4th, near Rathdrum, Idaho. Charlene M Larson, 54, was driving a red Dodge pickup southbound on Atlas Road when she reportedly whipped through the stop sign at the intersection of Atlas and State Highway 53.

The pickup struck the flatbed semi truck driven by 52-year-old Roger Schroeder, flipping his rear trailer over and causing the semi to roll over. The accident dumped the load of lumber Schroeder had been hauling into the roadway. The clean up shut the highway down to one lane for the rest of the day. 

Superior Towing & Recovery was sent in to help with the clean up and mentioned that the pick up truck driver had clearly failed to allow her windshield to fully defrost before driving off. According to the crew’s Facebook page, “she didn’t even see how close she was to 53 she drove through the stop sign and T-boned the semi”.

Monday around 1:30pm a lady accidentally ran a stop sign due to poor visibility for not allowing her vehicle proper time…

Posted by Superior Towing & Recovery LLC on Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Luckily, both drivers walked away from the accident.

Schroeder suffered a broken arm in the incident. Larson was also taken to the hospital with minor injuries.